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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria & All Africa

Archdiocese of Good Hope

Matins Service
for

St Catherine of Alexandria
The Great Martyr

COMPILED, ADAPTED, EDITED & PRINTED
BY
MARGUERITE PAIZIS
ARCHONDISSA & TEACHER BY DIVINE GRACE

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PUBLISHED - 25 November 2010
25 November

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Tr is a gio n P r aye r s
✞ Evlogitos O Theos imon, pantote ✞Blessed is our God always
PRIEST
nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton now and ever, and to the Ages
eonon. of Ages.
Amin PEOPLE Amen
✞Doxa Si, O Theos, Doxa Si! ✞Glory to Thee, O God, Glory to
Thee!
Vasilei Ouranie, Paraklite, to
O Heavenly King, O Comforter,
Pnevma tis Aklithias, o
Panatahou paron ke ta panta the Spirit of Truth, Who art in
pliron, o Thisavros ton Agathon all places and fillest all things;
ke Zois Korigos elthe ke Treasury of Good Things and
skinoson en imin ke katharison Giver of Life: come and dwell
imas apo pasis kilidos ke soson, in us and cleanse us from every
Agathe, tas psihas imon.
stain, and save our souls, O
Gracious Lord.
✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, ✞Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Agios Athanatos, Eleison imas. Immortal, have mercy upon us.
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati. Ke nin ke Ai ke is Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
tous eonas ton eonon. now and ever, and to the Ages
of Ages.
Amin Amen
✞Panagia Trias Eleison imas. ✞All Holy Trinity have mercy
Kyrie, elas thiti tes amarties upon us. Lord, wash away our
imon. Despota, singhorison tas sins. Master, pardon our
anomias imin. Agie Ipiskepse, ke
iase tas asthenias imon, eneken transgressions. Holy One, visit
tou Onomatos Sou. and heal our infirmities for Thy
Name’s sake.
Kyrie Eleison [3] Lord have mercy [3]
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati. Ke nin ke Ai ke is Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
tous eonas ton eonon. now and ever, and to the Ages
of Ages.
Amin
Amen
Ou r Lo rd ’s P r aye r
E VER YO NE PRA YS IN UN I SON

Pater imon O en tis Ouranis, Our Father Who art in Heaven:
Agiasthito to Onoma Sou, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
eltheto i Vasilia Sou, genithito Kingdom come. Thy Will be
to Thelima Sou, os en Ourano done on earth as it is in
ke epi tis gis. Ton Arton imon Heaven. Give us this day our
ton epiousion dos imin Daily Bread, and forgive us
simeron. Ke afes imin ta our trespasses as we forgive
ofelimata imon, os ke imis those who trespass against us.
afiement tis ofiletes imon. And lead us not into
Ke mi isenengis imas is temptation, but deliver us
pirasmon, alla rise imas apo from the evil one.
tou ponirou.

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✞ Oti Sou Estin i Vasilia ke i PRIESTFor Thine is the Kingdom, the soul, for I have sinned against Thee.
Dinamis ke i Doxa tou Patros, ke Power and the Glory, ✞ of the
tou Iou, ke tou Agiou Father, and of the Son and of Kyrie, Pros Se katefigon; didaxon me tou O Lord, to Thee have I fled; teach me to
Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is tous the Holy Spirit, now and ever, piin to Thelima Sou, oti Si I O Theos do Thy Will, for Thou art my God.
eonas ton eonon. and to the Ages of Ages. mou.
Amin PEOPLE Amen
Oti para Si Pigi Zois; en to Foti Sou For with Thee is the Fountain of Life; in
Tr o p ari on t o ou r L ord an d S avi ou r, Je s u s Ch ri st opsometha Fos. Thy Light we shall see Light.
Soson Kyrie ton laon Sou ke O Lord, Save Thy people, and Extend Thy Mercy to those who know
evlogison tin klironomian Sou, Bless Thine Inheritance, Paratinon to Eleos Sou tis ginoskousi Se.
Nikas tis Vasilevsi kata Thee.
granting to our God0fearing
varvaron doroumenos ke to son
Rulers Victory over all ✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios ✞ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
filatton dia tou Stavrou Sou
Politevma. adversaries, and by Thy Cross Athanatos, eleison imas.[3] Immortal, have mercy on us. [3]
preserving Thine Estate.
✞Doxa Patri ke Io ke agio Pnevmati. ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Ke nin ke ai ke is tous eonas ton and to the Holy Spirit, now and
Pnevmati. Son, and to the Holy Spirit ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
eonon.
O ipsothis en to Stavro ekousios, ti Do Thou Who, of Thine own Good Amen
Will, upon the Cross was lifted Amin
eponimo Sou keni politia tous
iktirmous Sou Dorise, Hriste O up, bestow Thy Bounties upon ✞Agios Athanatos, eleison imas. ✞Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.
Theos. Evfranon en ti Dinami the new State, which is called
✞Agios O Theos, Agios Ishiros, Agios ✞ Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy
Sou tous Pistous Vasilis imon, by Thy Name, O Christ God;
Nikas horigon aftis kata ton Athanatos, Eleison imas. Immortal, have mercy on us.
make glad with Thy Might our
polemion. Tin simmakian ehien God0fearing Rulers granting Apolytikion of the Entry of the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary – Tone 4
tin Sin, oplon Irinis, Aittiton
Tropeon. Victory over adversaries to Simeron tis evdokias Theou to Today is the prelude of God’s Good
those who have Thine Aid, proimion, ke tis ton anthropon Pleasure, and the Proclamation of
which is a Panoply of Peace, a Sotirias i prokirixis. En Nao tou Humanity’s Salvation. In the
Trophy Invincible. Theou tranos i Parthenos diknite,
Temple of God, the Virgin is
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and the Ages of ke ton Hriston tis pasi
eonon. Ages. prokatangellete. Afti ke imis presented openly, and in herself
Amen megalofonos voisomen. Here tis she announces Christ to all. Let
Amen Ikonomias tou Ktistou i ekplirosis. us, then, with a Great Voice cry
The ot oki on aloud to her: “Rejoice! Thou who
✞Prostasia fovera ke akateskinte, ✞O Champion Dread, Who cannot art the fulfilment of the Creator’s
mi paridis, agathi, tas ikesias be put to confusion, despise Dispensation!”
imon, panimfite Theotoke. not our Petitions. O Good
Stirixon Orthodoxon politian.
Soze nothen tin Nikin. Dioti One, All Lauded Birth0giver of
etekes ton Theon, Moni our God, establish Thou the
Evlogimeni. State of those who hold the THE DIVINE LITURGY OF ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM BEGINS NOW
Orthodox Faith; Save our
God0fearing Rulers, whom
Thou has called to rule over
us, and bestow upon them
Victory from Heaven: for Thou
gave Birth to God, O Only
Blessed One.
Lit an y of Fe rve nt Su p pli cat io ns
Eleison imas O Theos, kata to PRIEST Have Mercy on us, O God,
Mega Eleos Sou, deometha Sou, according to Thy great Mercy,
epakouson ke Eleison. we pray Thee, hear us and have
Mercy

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The G re at D o xol og y Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3]
✽THE BELL S ARE RUNG AND A LL THE L IGHT S A RE
Eti deometha iper ton eusovon ke PRIEST Again, let us pray for all
SWIT CHED ON
Orthodoxon Hristianon.
✞Doxa Si to dixanti to Fos. ✞ Glory to Thee Who has shown us the devout and Orthodox
Light! Christians

✞Doxa en Ipsistis Theo ke epi gis Irini, ✞ Glory to God in the Highest, and on Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3]
en anthropis Evdokia. earth Peace, Goodwill among men. Eti deometha iper tou PRIEST Again, we pray for our
Imnoumen Se, Evlogoumen Se, ✞We Praise Thee, we Bless Thee, we Arhipiskopou (Sergiou) ke pasis Archbishop (Sergios) and all
Proskinoumense, Doxologoumen Se, Worship Thee, we Glorify Thee, we tis en Hristo Adelfotitos. our Brotherhood in Christ.
Efharistoumen Si, dia tin Megalin Sou give Thee Thanks for Thy Great Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3]
Doxan. Glory. Oti eleimon ke Filanthropos Theos PRIEST For Thou art a Merciful and
✞ Kyrie Vasilef, Epouranie Thee, Pater ✞ Lord, King, God of Heaven, Father iparhis ke Si tin doxan Loving God, and to Thee we
Pantokrator; Kyrie Ie Monogenes, Isou Almighty: Lord, Only Begotten Son, anapempomen ✞ to Patri ke to give Glory, to the ✞ Father, and
Hriste, ke Agion Pnevma. Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit. Io ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke
to the Son, and to the Holy
ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.
Kyrie O Theos, O Amnos tou Theou, O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Spirit, now and ever, and to the
Ios tou Patros, O eron tin amartian Father, Who takes away the sin of Ages of ages.
tou Kosmou, eleison imas, O eron tas
amartias tou kosmou.
the world, have mercy upon us; O Amin PEOPLE Amen
Thou Who takes away the sins of the In the Name of the Lord, Bless
En Onomati Kyriou Evlogison,
world. us, Father.
Pater.
Prosdexe tin deisin imon, O kathimenos Receive our Prayer, Thou Who sits at ✞Glory
en dexia tou Patros, ke eleison imas.
✞ Doxa ti Agia ke Omoousio ke PRIEST to the Holy,
the right Hand of the Father, and Consubstantial, Life0giving and
Zoopio ke Adiereto Triadi,
have mercy on us. pantote, nin ke ai ke is tous Undivided Trinity, always, now
✞Oti Si i Monos Agios, Si i Monos Kyrios, ✞For Thou alone art Holy, Thou alone eonas ton eonon. and ever, and to the Ages of
Iisous Hristos, is Doxan Theou Patros art Lord, Jesus Christ, to the Glory of Ages.
God the Father.
Amin PEOPLE Amen
Amin. Amen P r ai se s t o Al mig hty G od
Kath’ ekastin imeran Evlogiso Se, ke Every day I will Bless Thee, and praise ✞Doxa en ipsistis Theo ke epi gis ✞ Glory to God in the Highest,
enesio to Onoma Sou is ton eona ke is Thy Name forever and to the Ages of
irini, en anthropis evdokia. [3] and on earth Peace, Good
ton Eona tou Eonos. Ages. Will towards mankind. [3]
Kataxioson, Kyrie, en ti emera tafti Grant, O Lord, this day to keep us
Kyrie, ta hili mou anixis, ke to O Lord, open Thou my lips, and
anamartitous filahthine imas. without sin. stoma mou anageli tin enesin my mouth shall show forth
Evlogitos I, Kyrie, O Theos ton Pateron Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of Sou. [2] Thy praise [2]
M AKE THE SIGN O F THE CRO SS & BO W DOWN TO GOD
imon, ke Eneton ke Dedoxasmenon to our Fathers, and praised and
Onoma Sou is tous Eonas. glorified is Thy Name unto the Ages. The Six Psalms
Amin Amen P s al m 3
HELP FOR THE AFFLICTED
Genito, Kyrie, to eleos Sou ef imas, May Thy Mercy O Lord, be upon us, as Kyrie ti eplithinthisan i thlivontes Lord, how are they increased who
kathaper ilipisamen epi Se. we have put our hope in Thee. me! trouble me!
✞Evlogitos i, Kyrie, didaxon me ta ✞Blessed art Thou, O Lord, teach me Polli epanistante ep eme. Many are those who rise up
Dikeomata Sou. [3] Thy Statutes [3] against me.
Kyrie, katafigi, egenithis imin en genea Lord, Thou hast been our Refuge from Pollilegovsi ti psihi mou, ouk esti Many say of my soul, There is no
ke genea. Ego ipa: Kyrie, eleison me, generation to generation. I said: Sotiria afto en to Theo aftou. help for him in his God.
iase tin psihin mou oti imarton Si.
Lord, have mercy on me, heal my

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Si de Kyrie, Antiliptor mou i doxa But Thou, O Lord, art my With what sweet words of high
mou, ke ipon tin kefalin mou. Defender; Thou art my hymnody shall we honour the Queen
Worship, and the Lifter0up of with our praises, lauding all0wise
my head. Katherin in song today, the Virgin
Foni mou pros Kyrion ekeraxa, ke I called upon the Lord with my Mary replete with Grace? That
epikouse mou ex Orous Agiou voice, and He heard me from valiant destroyer of delusion, who
aftou. Dipalma. His Holy Mountain. struck down all the Philosophers
Ego ekimithin ke ipnosa, I lay down and slept, and rose up with wonderment, and shattered the
exigerthin, oti Kyrios antilipsete vaunting boldness of Maxentios, and
mou. again; for the Lord sustained
in the midst of the lawless, erved
me.
with steadfast courage, preached of
Ou fovithisome apo mnriadon I will not be afraid of ten Christ before the whole world as
laou, ton kiklo epitithemenon mi. thousands of people who Man, wholly free of sin, and God
surround me and have set Who was from Eternity.
themselves against me. ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio
Pnevmati ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
Anastra Kyrie Soson me O Theos Arise, O Lord, and help me, O my and to the Holy Spirit
mou. God! D o xa sti co n o f St K at he ri ne – To ne ( 8 ) P la g al 4
Oti Si epataxas pantas tous For Thou smites all my enemies
ehthrenontas mi mateos,
upon the cheek0bone; Thou
Wounded with Love of Thy Bridegroom,
odontas amartolon sinetripsas. O Venerable Katherine, Thou All
has broken the teeth of the
Wise Virgin0martyr, Thou readily
ungodly.
abandoned every worldly
Tou Kyriou i Sotiria, ke epi ton Salvation belongs to the Lord; and attachment; and sealing Thyself with
laon Sou i Evlogia Sou. Thy Blessing is upon Thy the Sign of the Cross, Thou skilfully
people. refuted the deception of the idols,
Ego ekimithin ke ipnosa, I lay down and slept, and rose up and checked the idle gainsaying of
exigerthin, oti Kyrios antilipsete again; for the Lord sustained the rhetoricians, by clearly
mou. me. proclaiming the Name of Christ to
P s al m 3 7 [ 38 ] all. Wherefore, wearing a Heavenly
A PSALM OF REPENTANCE Crown on Thy head, Thou dances
Kyrie, mi to thimo Sou elegxis me, O Lord, do not rebuke me in Thy with Angels like a pure Dove, and
mide ti orgi Sou pedevsis me. Oti Thou Intercedes unceasingly for
Wrath, nor chasten me in Thy
ta veli Sou enepagisan mi, ke those who keep Thine All Celebrated
hot displeasure! For Thine
epestirixas ep eme tin Hira Sou. Memorial with Faith and longing.
arrows pierce me deeply and
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
Thy Hand presses me down. eonon. Ages.
Ouk estin iasis en ti sarki mou apo There is no soundness in my Amin Amen
prosopou tis Orgis Sou, ouk estin Flesh in the Sight of Thine THE CONGREGATION MUST STAND
Irinin tis osteis mou apo
prosopou ton amartion mou.
Anger, nor any Peace in my D ox a sti co n o f t he E nt r an ce – T one 2
Bones because of my sin. ✞ Simeron to Nao prsagete, i ✞ Today the All Blameless Virgin is led
Oti e anomei mou iperiran tin For mine iniquities have Panamomos Parthenos, is katikitirion to the Temple, to become the Abode
kefalin mou, osi fortion vari overwhelmed me; they are like tou pantanaktos Theou, ke pasis tis of God, the King of all and Nourisher
evapinthisan ep eme. Zois imon trofou. Simeron to of our whole Life. Today the Most
a heavy burden, beyond my
katharotaton Agiasma, os trietizousa Pure Sanctuary is introduced into the
strength.
damalis, is ta Agia ton Agion isagete. Holy of Holies as a three year old
Prosoxesan ke espisan i milopes My wounds are foul and festering Tafti ekvoisomen, os O Angelos. Here Heifer. Let us cry out to her as once
mou, apo proopou ti afrosinis moni en ginexin evlogimeni.
because of My foolishness. did the Angel: Hail, only Blessed
mou.
among women!

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sintiroumeni Thio Pnevmati. the pious Prayers of her parents she Etaleporisa ke katekamfthin eos I am troubled and bowed down
now fulfils; and by the Holy Spirit telous, olin tin imeran greatly; all day long I mourn.
she is preserved. skithropazon eporefomin.
Oti i psihi mou eplisthi empegmon, For my loins are filled with
ke ouk estin iasis en ti sarki burning pains, and there is no
mou. heaklth in my flesh.
Ekakothin ke etpinothin eos sfodra, I am numbed and severely
irfomin apo stenagmou tis
For St Katherine – Tone 2 crushed; I groan with anguish
kardias mou.
of heart.
Enite Afton en iho salpingos. Enite Praise Him with the sound of the
Afton en psaltirio ke kithara. trumpet; praise Him with lute and Ke enantion sou pasa i epithimia O Lord, all my desire is before
harp. mou, ke o stenagmos mou ouk Thee and My sighing is not
With what fair Crowns of Praise shall apekrivi apo sou. hidden from Thee.
we crown and adore Thee, O I kardia mou etarahthi, egkatlipe My heart throbs; my strength
Glorious Katherine? Who wisely me i ishis mou, ke to fos ton
hated all things of earth, embracing fails me; the very light of my
ofthalmon mou ouk esti met
things never perishing; who freely emou. eyes has failed me
died for Christ our Saviour; who art I fili mou ke i plision mou ex My friends and my companions
the resplendent Bride of our Great enantias mou ingisan ke estisan. stand back because of my
King and God, Who shines with affliction; my neighbours stand
Lightning Splendour throughout all
afar off.
the world; the Holy Dove, pure and
spotless, who has been received now Ke i engista mou makrothen Those who seek my life lay snares
in the brillian Bridal Chambers of estisan, ke exeviazonto i for me and they look to my
zitountes tin psihin mou. Ke i
Heaven by Christ our God Who misfortune, they speak of
zitountes ta kaka mi elalisan
grants Great Mercy to the world. destruction, and they plan
mateotitas, ke dolistitas olin tin
Enite Afton en timpano ke horo. Enite Praise Him with timbrel and dance; imeran emeletisan. deception all day long.
Afton en hordes ke organo. praise Him with strings and flute.
Ego de osi kofos ouk ikonon, ke osi But I, like a deaf man, do not
With what fair praise as with fragrant alalos ouk anigon to stoma hear; I am like a mute who
flowers shall we deck the Great aftou. Ke egenomin osi does not open his mouth. I
Prize0winner, Katherine? For she anthropos ouk akouon, ke ouk
have become like a man who
has convicted the impious and ehon en to stomati aftou
elegmou. neither hears nor has a retort
trodden all error beneath her feet;
she who dwells in Heaven’s Bridal in his mouth.
Chambers and leaps for Joy and Oti epi Si Kyrie ilpisa, Si isakousi For Thee, O Lord, I wait; Thou, O
dances in Divine Delight, confessing Kyrie O Theos mou. Lord my God, will answer.
the Holy Trinity as Cause of all, with Oti ipa, mi pote epiharosi me i When I say:, “Let them not be glad
the Divine Hosts of Angels; by her ehthri mou, ke en to salefthine on my account who, when my
mediations, grant Thy Peace and podas mou, ep eme foot slips, glory over me.”
Great Mercy, O Christ , to us who emegalorrimonisan.
now honour her with longing and
pious reverence.
Oti ego is mastigas etimos, ke i For I am very near to falling, and
algidon mou enopion mou
Enite Afton en kimvalis evihis. Enite Praise Him with tuneful cymbals; diapantos.
my grief is always with me.
Afton en kimvalis alalagmou. praise Him with loud cymbals. Let
Pasa pnoi inesato ton Kyrion. everything that has breath praise Oti tin anomian mou anangelon , Indeed, I acknowledge my guilt; I
the Lord. merimniso iper tis amartias
grieve over my sin.
mou.

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I de ehthri mou zosi, ke kekrateonte But my undeserved enemies are Exaposteilarion of the Entry of the Ever Blessed Virgin – Tone 3
iper eme, ke eplithinthisan i strong; those who hate me The Temple’s inmost parts today, at
misountes me adikos. wrongfully have multiplied. the hands of the High Priest, admit
I antapodidontes kaka anti Those who render evil for good Thee, O Full of Grace, Theotokos
Agathon, evdievallon me, epi are my adversaries, because I and Virgin; therein Thou made
katediokon Dikeosinin. follow Righteousness. Thine Abode from the age of three
Mi egkatalipis me Kyrie O Theos Do not forsake Me, O Lord; O My to twelve. At a Divine Angel’s pure
mou mi apostis ap emou. God, be not far from me! hand, Thou wast fed there and
Proshes is tin voithian mou Make haste to help me, O God nourished, as the Holy Elect Ark of
Kyrie tis Sotirias mou! [2] of my Salvation! [2] the Creator of all things.
P s al m 6 2 [ 63 ] La ud s: The P ra ise s to God P s al m 1 4 8
FRIENDSHIP WITH ALMIGHTY GOD ALL CREATION PRAISES THE LORD OUR GOD

O Theos O Theos mou pros se O God, Thou art my GodWhom I Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion. Enite Let everything that has breath praise
orthrizo; edipise Se i psihi mou, ton Kyrion ek ton Ouranon. Enite the Lord. Praise the Lord from the
seek; my flesh longs for Thee Afton en tis ipsistis. Si prepi imnos Heavens; praise Him in the Highest.
posaplos si i sarx mou, en gi like the earth, which is to Theo. To Thee praise is due, O God.
erimo ke avato ke anidro.
parched, lifeless and without Enite Afton, pantes i Angelli Aftou. Praise Him, all His Angels; praise Him,
water. Enite Afton, pase e Dinamis Aftou. all His Powers. To Thee praise is
Outos Si prepi imnos to Theo. due, O God.
en to Agio ofthin Si, tou Thus have I gazed towards Thee 6
idin tin Dinamin Sou ke tin in the Sanctuary to see Thy
P s al m 1 50
Doxan Sou. LET ALL THINGS PRAISE THE LORD!
Power and Thy Glory. REFER TO THE DESIGNATED TONE AND HYMN OF THE DAY/FEAST 
Oti krisson to Eleos Sou iper zoas;
For Thy Mercy is a Greater Good Tou piise en aftis frima engrapton. To execute upon them the Judgement
ta hili mou Epenesovsi Se. Doxa afti este pasi tis Osiis Aftou. that is decreed; such Glory will be
than life; my lips shall
for all His Holy Ones.
PraiseThee.
Outos Evlogiso Se en ti zoi mou; en Thus will I Bless Thee while live; Enite ton Theon en tis Agiis Afton. Praise God in His Saints; praise Him
to Onomati Sou aro tas hiras lifting up my hands, I will call Enite Afton en stereomati tis in the firmament of His Power.
mou. upon Thy Name. Dinameos Aftou.
Osi steatos ke pititos emplisthii i As with the riches of a banquet Lampadifori Partheni, tin Aiparthenon, The Virgins carrying lanterns are
psihi mou, ke hili agaliaseos fedros odopiouse, profitevousin ontos, brightly paving the way for Ever
shall my soul be satisfied, and
enesi to Onoma Sou. en Pnevmati to mellon. Naos gar Virgin Mary; and truly in the Spirit
with joyful lips my mouth shall Theou, i Theotokos iparhousa, pros
praise Thy Name. they prophesy the future; for she is
ton Naon meta Doxis Parthenikis,
led into the Temple from infancy,
I emnimonefon Sou epi tis stromnis I shall remember Thee on my bed nipiothen embibazete.
going with Virginal Glory. She is
mou, en tis orthris emeleton is and meditate on Thee through
Se. indeed Theotokos and the Temple of
the night watches.
God.
Oti egnithis Voithos mou, ke en ti For
skepi ton Pterigon Sou
Thou art my Helper and I Enite Afton epi tes Dinasties Afton. Praise Him for His Mighty Acts;
rejoice in the shadow of Thy Enite Afton kata to plithos tis praise Him according to the
agaliasome.
Wings. Megalosinis Aftou. greatness of His Majesty.

Ekollithi i psihi mou opiso Sou, My soul clings fast to Thee. Thy Epangelias Agias, ke O karpos evkleis, i The Theotokos was shown forth to the
Theotokos ontos, anedihthi to kosmo, world in Truth to be the nobel
emou antelaveto i Dexia Sou. right Hand upholds me.
os panton ipertera. I evsevos,
offspring of a Most Holy Promise,
Anti de is matin exitisan tin psihin But those who seek to destroy my prosagomeni en iko Theou, tin
mou, iselefsonte is ta katotata prosevhin ton tekonton apopliri, superior to all things. As she is led
life shall go into the depths of
tis gis, paradothisonte is hiras reverently into the House of God,
the earth. They shall be
romfeas, merides alopekon
delivered to the sword, and
esonte. 6
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The S m all Li ta ny O de Vasilefs evfranthisete epi to The King, however, shall rejoice
Eti ke eti, en irini tou Kyriou PRIEST Again, yet again, in peace let Theo, epenethisete pas o onmion in God; everyone who swears
deithomen. us pray to the Lord. en afto oti enefragi stoma by Him shall glory, but the
lalounton adika.
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy mouths of those who speak
Antilavou soson, Eleison ke PRIEST Help us, save us, have mercy lies shall be stopped.
diafilaxon imas o Theos, ti Si upon us, and keep us, O God, En tis orthris emeleton is se: oti Through the night watches I have
Hariti by Thy Grace. egnithis Voithos mou, ke en ti meditated on Thee: for Thou
Amen/Lord have mercy skepi ton Pterigon sou
art my Helper and I rejoice in
Amin/Kyrie eleison PEOPLE
agaliasome.
✞ Tis Panagias, ahrantou, ipere
PRIEST ✞ Calling to remembrance the shadow of Thy Wings.
vlogimenis, endoxou Despinis our Most Holy, All Pure, Most Ekollithi i psihi mou opiso Sou, My soul clings fast to Thee. Thy
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Blessed and Glorious Lady, emou antelaveto i dexia Sou. right Hand upholds me.
Marias meta panton ton Agion Theotokos and Ever Virgin
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke Mary, with all the Saints, let us
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
alilous ke pasan tin zoin imon Pnevmati. Ke nin ke Ai ke is Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
commit ourselves and each
Hristo to Theo parathometha. tous eonas ton eonon. now and ever, and to theAges
other, and all our life to Christ
our God. of Ages.
Amin Amen
M AKE THE SIGN O F THE CRO SS & BO W DOWN TO GOD
Alleluia [3] ✞ Doxa Si, O Theos Alleluia[3] ✞Glory to Thee, O
✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE ✞To Thee, O Lord! [3]
God [3]
✞Oti Se Enousi pase e Dinamis ton PRIEST For all the Powers of Heaven Kyrie Eleison [3]
Ouranon, ke Si tin doxan praise Thee, and to Thee we Lord have mercy [3]
anapempousi, to Patri, ke to Io, ascribe Glory: ✞ to the Father,
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio
✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ai ke Pnevmati. Ke nin ke Ai ke is
is tous eonas ton eonon. and to the Son, and to the Holy Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
tous eonas ton eonon.
Spirit, now and ever, and to the now and ever, and to the Ages
Ages of Ages. of Ages.
Amin
PEOPLE Amen Amin Amen
P r ai se s t o t he L ord P s al m 8 7 [ 88 ]
THE DARKNESS OF DEATH
✞Agios Kyrios O Theos imon! [3] ✞Holy is the Lord our God [3]
Ipsoute Kyrion ton Theon imon Exalt the Lord our God; and bow Kyrie O Theos tis Sotirias mou O Lord, God of my Salvation, by
imeras ekeraxa ke en nikti day I cry out; at night I clamour
ke proskinite to ipopodio ton down before His footstool Evantion Sou. in Thy Presence.
podon aftou.
Oti Agios esti! For He is Holy! Iseltheto enopion Sou i prosefhi Let my Prayer come before Thee.
mou klinon to ous Sou is tin
The E x ap o stil a rio n o f St K at he rine – To ne 3 Incline Thine Ear unto my cry,
disin mou, Kyrie.
O Lord.
O Virgin truly honorable, boast of
prize0winning Martyrs, O
Oti eplisthi kakon i psihi mou, ke is For my soul is full of troubles and
zoi mou to adi ingise. my life draws near to the grave.
Katherine, Thou gave great
strength to Thy womanly spirit; Proselogisthin meta ton I am counted with those who go
katavenonton is lakkon,
and with God’s help Thou down to the pit; I am a man
egenithin os anthropos
convicted as vain myths and avoithitos, en neris eleftheros, without strength, like the slain
idle talk all the philosophers’ osi trafmatie errimmeni who lie in the grave, whom
folly; for Thou had as Thy kathendontes en tafo, on ouk Thou remembers no longer,
Helper God’s immaculate emnisthis eti, ke afti ek tis hiros and who are cut off from Thy
Mother, Who gave Thee mighty sou aposthisan. Care.
assistance.

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Ethento me en lakko katotato, en Thou hast plunged me into the Parthene Agni. Eternal Light those who cry
skotinis ke en skia thanatou. bottom of the pit, into the dark aloud with a glad heart:
abyss. Thou, O Pure and Virgin
Ep eme epestirihthi O Thimos Sou, Thy Wrath lies heavy upon me,
Maiden, art truly superior to
ke pantas tous metorismous Sou all.
and Thou hast afflicted me
epigages ep eme diapalma.
with all Thy Storms.
Angeli tin Isodon tis Parthenou, When they saw the Entry of the
Orontes exeplittonto, pos All Pure One, the Angels were
Emakrinas tous gnostous mou ap Thou hast taken away my paradoxos Isilthen, is ta Agia astonished how paradoxically
emou, ethento me vdeligma ton Agion.
acquaintances far from me; she entered into the Holy of
eaftis; patedothin ke ouk
Thou has made me an Holies.
exeporefomin.
abomination to them; I am Iperiptate Theotoke Agni, to Soaring higher than the Power of
imprisoned and I cannot Thavma Sou tin dinamin ton Speech is Thy Miracle, O Pure
escape. logon. Soma gar en si katanoo
Theotokos. For beyond all
iper logon, Rois amartias
I ofthalmi mou isthenisan apo My sight has grown dim because anepidekton. Othen evharistos reason I perceive in Thee a
ptohias. of affliction. voo Si. Ontos anotera panton, body that in no way admitted
iparhis Parthene Agni. the flow of sin. Therefore
Ke ekekraxa pros Se Kyrie; olin tin Daily I call upon Thee, O Lord; to
with thanksgiving I cry out:
imeran, dipestasa pros se tas Thee I strech out my hands.
hiras mou. Thou, O Pure and Virgin
Mi tis nekris piisis thavmasia? Wilt Thou work wonders for the Maiden art truly superior to
dead? all.

I iatri anastisofsi ke Shalt the dead arise and praise Angeli ke anthropi tis Parthenou, Angels and people, let us all
Exomologisonte Si? tin Isodon timisomen, oti en honour the Entry of the Virgin
Thee?
doxi isilthen, is ta Agia ton Maid, how she entered in the
Mi diigisete tis en tafo to Eleos Sou, Shalt Thy Mercy be declared in Agion. Glory of the Holy of Holies.
ke tin Alithian Sou en ti apolia? the grave? Or Thy Truth in the Paradoxos prodietipou Agni, O ✞ More Honourable than the
place of destruction? Nomos Se skinin ke thian Cherubim, and beyond
Mi gnosthisete en to skoti ta Shalt Thy Wonders be known in stamnon, Xenin kivoton, ke compare more Glorious than
Thavmasia Sou, ke i Dikeosini katapetasma ke ravdon, Naon the Seraphim, Thou Who
the dark? And Thy
Sou en gi eplelismeni? akataliton, ke pilin Theou.
Righteousness in the Land of without stain bore God the
Othen ekdidaski Si krazin.
Oblivion? Word, True Theotokos, we
Ontos anotera panton, iparhis
Kago pros se Kyrie ekeraxa, ke But I, O Lord, cry to Thee; with my Parthene Agni. Magnify Thee!
toproi i prosevhi mou profthasi Morning Prayer I wait upon The Katavasia of the 9th Ode – of the Entry
Se.
Thee.
Megalinon psihi mou, tin Magnify, O my soul, her who is
Inati Kyrie apothis tin prosevhin Why, O Lord, dost Thou reject timioteran, ke evdoxoteran more honourable and more
mou, apostrefis to Prosopon Sou me? Why dost Thou hide Thy ton ano stratevmaton. exalted in glory than the
ap emou? Face from me? Heavenly Hosts.
Ptohos imi ego ke en kopis ek I am afflicted and in agony since
Mystirion Xenon, oro ke
A strange and most wonderful
neotitos mou; ipsothis de paradoxon! Ouranon to
my youth; I am distraught with Spyleon. Thronon Herouvikon, Mystery do I see the cave is
etapinothin ke exiporithin.
the burden of Thy Fear1. tin Parthenon. Tin fatnin Heaven; the Virgin is the
Ep eme diilthon e Orge Sou; ke i
Thy fierce Wrath has swept over horion. En o aneklithi o Throne of the Cherubim; the
Foverismi Sou exetaraxan me. ahoritos, Hristos O Theos. On manger is a grand space, in
me; Thy Fear has cut me off. animvountes megalinomen
which Christ, the God Whom
1 nothing can contain, is laid.
T H E F E A R O F G O D MEANS HAVING THE DEEPEST RESPECT FOR ALMIGHTY GOD AND HOLDING HIM IN ABSOLUTE
AWE. IT IS NOT A DESTRUCTIVE, FRIGHTENING FEAR... IT IS A DEEP, PERSONAL DESIRE NOT TO DISAPPOINT OR FAIL OUR Him do we praise and magnify!
MOST BELOVED LORD AND MASTER WHO LOVES US UNCONDITIONALLY AND WHO PROVIDES US WITH EVERYTHING GOOD
AND NECESSARY FOR A PEACEFUL, FULFILLED LIFE ON EARTH – AND ETERNITY.

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Thavmatos iperfious i drosovolos, The furnace moist with dew was Ekiklosan me os idor, olin tin They encompass me like water all
exikonise kaminos tipon. Ou the image and figure of a imeran periehon me ama. day long; they close in on me
gar ous edexato flegi neous, os Wonder past nature. For it from all sides.
oude pir tis Theotitos,
Parthenou in ipedi nidin. Dio
burnt not the Children Emakrinas ap emou filon, ke tous My companions and friends, Thou
animnountes anamelpsomen. whom it had received, even as gnostous mou apo taleporias. hast taken from me, and my
Evlogito is ktisis pasa ton the Fire of the Godhead only acquaintance is Darkness.
Kyrion, ke iperpsouto, is pantas consumed not the Virgin’s Kyrie O Theos tis Sotirias mou O Lord, God of my Salvation, by
tous eonas. Womb into which It had imeras ekeraxa ke en nikti
day I cry out; at night I clamour
descended. Therefore in praise evantion Sou.
in Thy Presence.
let us sing: Let the whole
Creation Bless the Lord and Iseltheto enopion Sou i prosefhi Let my Prayer come before Thee.
Exalt Him above all for ever! mou klinon to ous Sou is tin Incline Thine Ear unto my cry,
disin mou, Kyrie. O Lord.
The M a gni fi ca t
STANDING BEFORE THE HOLY ICON OF THE EVER BLESSED THEOTOKOS, THE PRIEST P s al m 1 02 [ 1 03 ]
DECLARES THE FOLLOWING, AFTER WHICH HE CENSES THE SANCTUARY, HOLY A PRAYER OF PRAISE FOR GOD’S MERCY AND HIS ANGELIC HOSTS
ICONS AND CONGREGATION.

✞Tin Theotokon ke Miter to Fotos ✞The Theotokos and Mother of
Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion, ke Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all
en imnis timontes meglinomen. panta ta entos mou to Onoma my being, Bless His Holy Name!
the Light: let us honour and
to Agion aftou.
extol in song.
THE BELLS ARE RUNG AT THIS POINT Evlogi i psihi mou ton Kyrion ke mi Bless the Lord, O my soul, and
The Ninth Ode of the First Canon of the Entrance – Tone 4 epilanthanou pasas tas Enesis forget not all His Benefits: He
Aftou: Ton evilatefonta pases Forgives all your iniquities; He
Angeli tin Isodon tis Panagnou, When they saw the Entry of the tes anomies sou; ton iomenon
Orontes exeplittonto, pos i All Pure One, the Angels Heals all your afflictions; He
pasas tas nosous sou; ton
Parthenos isilthen, is ta Agia were astonished at how the litroumenon ek fthoras tin zoin Redeems your life from
ton Agion. Virgin entered into the Holy sou; ton stefanounta se en Elei destruction: He Crowns you
of Holies. ke Iktirmis; ton empiplonta en with Mercy and Compassion;
Os empsiho Theou kivoto, psaveto Now let no uninitiated hand Agathis tin epithimian sou; He Fills your life with Good
midamos hir amiiton. Hili de anakenisthisete os meou i neotis Things so that your youth is
approach the Living Ark of
Piston, ti Theotoko asigitos, sou.
God to touch it. Rather let renewed like the eagle’s.
fonin tou Angelou anameponta,
Believers’ lips sing out in Pion eleimosinas O Kyrios, ke
The Lord secures Righteousness
en agalliasi voato. Ontos krima pasi tis adikoumenis.
anotera panton, iparhis exultation the Angel’s and Justice for all who are
Parthene Agni. Salutation unceasingly to the oppressed.
Theotokos and cry out: Thou,
Egnorise tas odous aftou to Mosisi He made known His Ways to
O Pure and Virgin Maiden, are tis Iis Israil ta Thelimata Aftou Moses and His Deeds to the
truly superior to all. . Children of Israel.
Angeli tin Isodon tis Panagnou, When they saw the Entry of the Iktirmon ke Eleimon O Kyrios,
Orontes exeplittonto, pos meta All Pure One the Angels were
Merciful and Gracious is the Lord;
makrothimos ke polieleos.
doxis isilthen, is ta Agia ton astonished at how she entered slow to anger, and abounding
Agion. with Glory into the Holy of in Mercy.
Holies. Ouk is telos orgisthisete, oude is He will not always reprimand us,
ton eona minii.
Os iperlampron Theotoke Agni, O Pure Mother of God, since Thou nor will He keep His Wrath
Psihis to katharon ehousa hast the Beauty of Thy soul forever.
kallos, Haritos Theou d’ clear and resplendent, and Ou kata tas amartias imon epiisen He does not deal with us
empiplameni Ouranothen, Foti since Thou art Full of the imin, oude kata tas anomias
aidio katavgazis ai, tous en according to our sins, nor does
Grace of God from Heaven, imon antapedoken imin.
evfrosini voontas. Ontos He punish us according to our
anotera panton, iparhis Thou ever Illumine with crimes.

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ODI 4 ODE 4
Oti kata to ipso tou ouranou apo For as high as the heavens are
tis gis, ekrateose Kyrios to Eleos above the earth, so exceeding is Ravdos ek tis rizis, Iesse, ke anthos Rod of the Root of Jesse, and
Aftou epi tous Fovoumenous ex aftis, Hriste, ek tis Parthenou Flower that blossomed from
His Mercy towards those who
Afton; kathoson apehousin anevlostisas. Ex orous O enetos, his stem, O Christ, Thou hast
Fear Him; as far as the East is kataskiou daseos, ilthes
anatole apo dismon, emakrinen
from the West, so far has He sprung from the Virgin.
af’ imin tas anomias imon. sarkothis es apirandrou, O ailos
removed our transgressions ke Theos. Doxa ti Dinami Sou From the Mountain
from us! Kyrie! overshadowed by the Forest
Thou hast come, made Flesh
Kathos iktiri patir iious oktirise As a father has compassion for
Kyrios tous fovoumenous afton. from her that knew not
his children, so the Lord has
Oti aftos egno to plasma imon. wedlock, O God Who art not
Compassion for those who
Mnisthiti oti hous esmen. formed from matter. Glory to
Fear2 Him. For He knows how
Thy Power, O Lord!
we were formed; He ODE 5
remembers that we are sand. ODI 5

Anthropos, osi hortos e imere Man’s days are like those of the Theos on Erinis, Patrir iktirmon, tis As Thou art God of Peace and
Megalis Voulis Sou ton Angelon, Father of Mercies, Thou has
aftou, osi anthos tou agrou grass; as a flower of the field, sent to us Thine Angel of Great
outos exanthisi. Oti pnevma Erinin parehomenon, apestilas
so he flourishes; the wind imin. Othen Theognosias, pros Counsel, granting us Peace. So
diilthen en afto, ke ouk iparxi,
sweeps over him and he is Fos Odigithentes, ek niktos we are guided towards the
ke ouk epignosete eti ton topon
aftou. gone, and the place remembers orthrizontes, Doxologoumen Se Light of the Knowledge of God,
him no longer. Filanthrope
and watching by night, we
To de Eleos tou Kyriou apo to But the Mercy of the Lord is from Glorify Thee, O Lover of
Eonos ke Eos tou Eonos epi tous Eternity to Eternity for those mankind!
Fovoumenous Afton. Ke i ODE 6
who fear Him; and His ODI 6
Dikeosini Aftou epi iious iion,
tis filassousi tin Diathikin Aftou, Righteousness towards Splaghnon Ionan emvrion The sea monster spat forth Jonah
ke memnimenis ton Entolon children’s children of those apimesen, enalIos thir, ion as it had received him, like a
Aftou tou Piise Aftas. who keep His Covenant, and edexato. Ti Partheno de, babe from the womb while the
remember to fulfil His enikisas O Logos, ke sarka Word, having dwelt in the
lavon, dililithe psilaxas
Commandments. Virgin and taken Flesh, came
adiafthoron. Is gar ouhipesti
Kyrios en to Ourano itimase ton The Lord has established His pevseos, tin tekousan kateshen forth from her yet kept her
Thronon Aftou, ke i Vasilia Throne in Heaven and His apimanton. uncorrupt. For being Himself
Aftou panton despozi. Kingdom rules over all. not subject to decay, He
Evlogite ton Kyrion pantes Angeli Bless the Lord, you His Angels,
preserved His Mother free from
Aftou, dinati ishii piountes ton harm.
who excel in strength, who ODI 7 ODE 7
Logon Aftou, tou akouse tis
fulfil His Commandments and I
Fonis ton Logon Aftou.
obey the Voice of His Word.
Pedes evsevia sintrafentes, Scorning the impious decree, the
dissevous, prostagmatos
Children brought up together
Evlogite ton Kyriou passe e Bless the Lord, all you His Hosts, katafronisantes, piros apilin ouk
Dinamis Aftou, Litourgi Aftou eptoithisan, all en meso tis in godliness feared not the
you Ministers of His who do His threat of fire, but, standing in
piountes ta Thelimata Aftou flogos, estotes epsallon. O Ton
Will. the midst of the flames, they
Pateron Theos evlogitos i.
sang “O God of our fathers,
Blessed art Thou.”
ODI 8
ODE 8
✞Enoumen, Evlogoumen ke ✞We praise, we Bless and we
2
Proskinoumen ton Kyrion worship the Lord!
T H O S E W H O “ F E A R G O D ” ARE THOSE WHO HAVE THE DEEPEST RESPECT AND LOVE FOR GOD AND WHO
STRIVE TO OBEY HIS EVERY COMMANDMENT AND TEACHING. WE MUST FEAR OUR OWN SINFUL ERRORS THAT ALIENATE
US FROM GOD FOR WE AND EVERY OTHER HUMAN BEING SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR OWN ACTIONS – AND WILL
BE HELD PERSONALLY ACCOUNTABLE ON THE GREAT DAY OF THE FINAL JUDGEMENT!

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Katherine also learnt all secular Evlogite ton Kyrion pante ta Erga Bless the Lord, all you His Works,
wisdom well; and coming to Aftou, en panti topo tis in all places of His Dominion.
know from Thee thence by her Despotias Aftou. Evlogi i Bless the Lord, O my soul! [2]
reason the the motion and pshihi mou ton Kyrion. [2]
creation of the elements, and P s al m 1 42 [1 4 3 ]
FOR
WAITING IN THE [SPIRITUAL] DARKNESS FOR THE [DIVINE] LIGHT
coming to know also Him Who
by a Word created them from Kyrie isakouson tis Prosefhis mou; O Lord hear my Prayer; hear my
the beginning, she rendered enotise tin deisin mou en ti Supplication in Thy
Alithia Sou, epakouson mou en Faithfulness; in Thy
Him thanks y night and day;
ti Dikeosini Sou.
but she overthrew the idols Righteousness answer me.
with those who senselessly Ke mi iselthis is krisin meta tou And do not enter into Judgement
worshipped them, and she spat doulou Sou, oti ou Dikeothisete with Thy servant, for in Thy
on the knowledge of the enopion Sou pas zon. Sight no0one living is
eloquent. Righteous.
The S yn a xa ri on Oti Katedioxen O ehthros tin For the enemy has persecuted my
3

On the 25 th day of this month in psihin mou. Etapinosen is tin soul; he has crushed my life to
gin tin zoin mou, ekathise me the ground; he left me dwelling
the Holy Orthodox Church we
en skotinis os nekrous eonos.
celebrate the Apodosis of the in darkness, like those who
Entrance of the Mother of God have long been dead.
into the Temple, and Ke ikidiasen ep eme to pnevma Therefore my spirit is
Commemorate the Holy Great mou; En emi etrahthi i kardia
overwhelmed; and my heart is
Martyr, St Katherine of mou.
distressed.
Alexandria.
Emnisthin imeron arheon. Ke I remember the days of old; I
The K at av a sia of t he Fi r st Ca n on o f the N at ivity – emeletisa en pasi tis Ergis Sou, meditate on all Thy Works; the
To ne The Katavasia of the Nativity of Christ our Saviour – en piimasi ton Hiron Sou Works of Thy Hands I ponder.
emeleton.
Tone 1
21 NOVEMBER - 31 DECEMBER Dipetasa pros se tas hiras mou; i I stretch out my hands to Thee; my
ODI 1 ODE 1 psihi mou os gi anidros Si. soul thirsts for Thee like a
Hristos Gennate, Doxasate! Hristos Christ is Born: Glorify Him! parched land.
ex Ouranon, apantisate! Hristos Christ has come from the
epi gis, ipsothite! Asate to Tahi isakouson mou, Kyrie, exelie Hasten to answer me, O Lord, for
Heavens: receive Him! Christ
Kyrio, pas i gi, ke en evfrosini to pnevma mou! my spirit fails me!
is on earth: elevate Him! O all
animnisate, lai, oti Dedoxaste! Mi aspostrepsis to Prosopon Sou Do not hide Thy Face from me lest
the earth: sing to the Lord!
ap emou, ke omiothisome tis I be like those who go down
Sing praises in gladness, O ye
katavenonsin is lakkon.
people, for He as been into the pit.
Glorified! Akouston piison mi to proi to Eleos At dawn let me to hear Thy
ODE 3 Sou, oti epi Si ilpisa. Loving Kindness, for in Thee do
ODI 3
To pro ton eonon, ek Patros
To the Son Who was Begotten of I trust.
gennithenti arrefstos Iio, ke ep the Father without change
eschaton ek Parthenou, before all ages, and in the last
sarkothenti asporos, Hristo to times was without seed made
Theo Voisomen. O anipsosas to flesh of the Virgin, to Christ 3
O U R E N E M I E S ARE NOT ONLY OUR PHYSICAL, HUMAN ENEMIES, BUT ESPECIALLY THE INVISIBLE ENEMIES
keras imon, Agios i Kyrie. our God let us cry aloud Thou – THE EVIL ONE AND HIS DEMONS WHO OBSESSIVELY AND CEASELESSLY, SEEK OUR DESTRUCTION AND
FAILURE IN OUR EARTHLY AND ETERNAL ENDEAVOURS. BUT, NO MATTER HOW THEY TEMPT US INTO
hast raised up our horn, Holy SPIRITUAL DEATH, THE CHOICE IS OURS TO MAKE – OBEY GOD AND REAP ALL THE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL
BENEFITS – SPIRITUAL LIFE WITH GOD - OR CHOOSE THE WEAKER, DESTRUCTIVE, SELF-INDULGENT
art Thou, O Lord! TEMPTATIONS THAT LEAD US TO SPIRITUAL DEATH AND EVENTUALLY, ETERNAL CONDEMNATION AND
ALIENATION FROM GOD AND EVERYTHING GOOD!

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Gnorison mi, Kyrie, odon en i Show me the Way in which I Anastasias, Ekjaterinis, Kiriakis, Anastasia, Catherine, Kyriaki,
fotinis, Marinis, Paraskevis ke Photini, Marina, Paraskevi and
porevsome, oti pros Se ira tin should walk, for to Thee I lift Irinis...
psihin mou. up my soul. Irene...

Exelou me ek ton ehthron mou, Deliver me from mine enemies, O Ton Agion Evdoxon ke Kallinikon
Of the Holy, Glorious and
Kyrie, oti pros Se katefigon. Lord, for in Thee I shelter. Martiron... Victorious Martyrs...
Didaxon me tou piin to Thelima Teach me to do Thy Will, for Thou Ton Osion ke Theoforon Pateron Of our venerable and godly
Sou, oti Theos mou is Si. art my God. imon ton en Askisei Ascetic Fathers...
To Pnevma Sou to agathon odigisi May Thy Good Spirit guide me on Lampsanton...
me en ti evthia. Tou (Agiou tou Naou) Of (the Patron of the Parish)
a level Path.
Eneka tou Onoma Sou, Kyrie, zisis For Thy Name’s sake, O Lord, Ton Agion ke Dikeon Theopatoron Of the Holy and Righteous
Ioakim ke Annis. ... .ke tin Ancestors of God, Joachim and
me; en ti Dikeosini Sou exexis ek preserve me; in Thy Justice,
mnimin episteloumen. Ke Anna; of St …… whose memory
thlipseos ton psihin mou; ke en free me from distress, and in Panton Sou ton Agion... we keep today, and of all Thy
to Eleei Sou exolothrevsis tous Thy Mercy destroy my enemies;
ehthous mou; ke apolis pantas Saints...
bring to nought all my foes, for
tous thlivontas tin psihin mou, We beseech Thee, the Only, Most
oti doulos Sou imi ego. I am Thy servant. Iketevomen Se, Mone Polielee Kyrie: Merciful Lord: listen to us
Kyrie isakouson tis prosefhis mou, O Lord hear my Prayer; hear my epakouson imon ton amartolon
sinners who pray unto Thee,
enotise tin deisin mou en ti Supplication in Thy deomenon Sou ke Eleison imas.
and have Mercy on us.
alithia Sou, epakouson mou en Faithfulness; in Thy
ti Dikeosini Sou. Righteousness answer me. Kyrie Eleison [12] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [12]
Ke mi iselthis is krisin meta tou And do not enter into Judgement ✞Elei, ke Iktirmis, ke Filanthropia
PRIEST ✞Through the Mercies and
doulou Sou, oti ou dikeothisete with Thy servant, for in Thy tou Monogenous Sou Iou, meth Bounties and Compassion of
enopion Sou pas zon. [2] Sight no-one living is ou Evlogitos is, sin to Panagio, Thine Only Begotten Son, with
Righteous. [2] ke Agatho, ke Zoopio Sou Whom Thou art Blessed,
Pnevmati, nin ke ai, ke is tous
To Pnevma Sou to agathon odigisi May Thy Good Spirit guide me on Eonas ton Eonon.
together with Thine All Holy,
me en ti evthia. a level Path. and Good, and Life0giving
Spirit, now and ever, and to the
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati. Ke nin ke Ai ke is Ages of Ages.
Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
tous eonas ton eonon. now and ever, and unto Ages Amin PEOPLE Amen
of Ages.
The K ont a kio n o f St K at he r ine
Amin Amen
Allelouia ✞ Doxa Rouse up now a Choir, O ye that
[(3) Si, O Alleluia [3] ✞Glory to Thee, O
love the martyred Saints, august
Theos! [3]
God. [3] and inspired, acclaiming the
I Elpis imon, Kyrie, doxa Si! Our Hope, O Lord: Glory to Thee! supremely0wise Martyr
The G re at Lit a ny Katherine, who proclaimed and
En irini tou Kyriou deithomen PRIESTIn Peace let us pray to the preached Christ in the stadium
and trampled the serpent down
Lord
and spat on the knowledge of
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy the eloquent.
Iper tis anothen Irinis ke tis PRIEST For the Peace from Above and
Sotirias ton psihon imon, tou for the Salvation of our souls,
Kyriou deithomen... T he Oik o s
let us pray to the Lord...
Lord have mercy Taking hold of the Wisdom from
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE
God even from outh, the Martyr

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P r aye r o f Sal v atio n Iper tis Irinis tou simpantos PRIEST For the Peace of the whole
Soson O Theos ton laon Sou, ke PRIEST O Lord, save Thy people and kosmou, efsthias ton Agion tou world, for the well0being of the
Evlogison tin Klironomian Sou. Theou Ekklision ke tis ton Holy Churches of God, and for
Bless Thine Inheritance. panton enoseaos tou Kyriou
Episkepse ton kosmon Sou en elei Visit Thy world with Mercies and deithomen...
the union of all, let us pray to
ke iktirmis. the Lord....
Bounties. Kyrie Eleison Lord have mercy
Ipsoson keras Hristianon Exalt the horn of Orthodox
PEOPLE

Orthodoxon ke katamempson ef Iper tou Agiou Ikou toutou ke ton
PRIEST For this Holy Temple, and for
Christians, and send down meta Pisteos, evlavias ke Fovou
imas ta Elei Sou ta Plousia..
upon us Thy rich Mercies. Theou isionton en afto, tou those who enter with Faith,
Kyriou deithomen... Reverence and the Fear of God,
✞Presvies tis Panahrantou ✞Through the Intercessions of
Despinis imon Theotokou ke let us pray to the Lord...
our All Pure Lady, the
Aiparthenou Marias; Dinami Theotokos and Ever Virgin Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
tou Timiou ke Zoopiou Stavrou;
Prostasies ton Timion,
Mary, through the Might of the Iper tou Patros imon: Papa ke PRIEST For our Father: Pope &
Epouranion Dinameon Precious and Life0giving Cross; Patriarhi (Theodorou) ke tou Patriarch (Theodoros) and for
Asomaton... through the Protection of the Arhiepiskopou imon (Sergiou) our Archbishop (Sergios,) for
honourable Bodiless Powers of tou timiou Presviteriou, tis en the venerable Priesthood of the
Heaven... Hristo diakonias, pantos tou Diaconate in Christ, for all the
Ikesies tou Timiou, ke Evdoxou
Of the honourable, glorious
Kyriou ke tou laou tou Kyriou
clergy and the laity, let us pray
Profitou, Prodromou, ke deithomen.
Prophet, Forerunner and to the Lord.
Vaptisou Ioannou; ton Agion
Endoxon ke panevfimon Baptist, John; of the Holy, Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Apostolon... Glorious and All Laudable For this Community
Iper tis Koinotita ke poleos taftis, PRIEST and city,
Apostles... pasis poleos, horas, ke ton pisti and for every city and country,
Ton en Agiis Pateron imon, Of our Fathers among the Saints ikounton en aftes tou Kyriou and for the faithful who dwell
Megalon Ierarhon, ke the Great Hierarchs and deithomen. therein, let us pray to the Lord
Ikoumenikon Didaskalon: Ecumenical Teachers: Basil the
Vasiliou tou Megalou, Grigoriou Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Great, Gregory the Theologian
tou Theologon ke Ioannou tou PRIEST For seasonable weather, for
Hrisostomou; Ananasiou ke and John Chrysostom; Iper efkrasias aeron, eforias ton
Athanasios, Cyril [and John the karpon tis gis ke keron irinikon the abundance of the fruits of
Kirillou, Patriarhon
Alexandries... tou Kyriou deithomen. the earth, and for peaceful
Almsgiver] Patriarchs of
Alexandria... times, let us pray to the Lord
Kyrie Eleison
Lord have mercy
Nikolaou tou en Miris, Nektarios Of our Holy Father Nicholas,
PEOPLE

Pentapolis, Spiridonos Iper pleonton, odiporounton,
PRIEST For those at sea, and those
Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, nosounton, kamnonton,
episkopou Trimithountos, ton
the Wonder0Worker, Nectarios ehmaloton ke tis Sotirias afton who travel by land or air, for
Thavmatourgon
of Pentapolis; Spyridon of tou Kyriou deithomen. the sick and the suffering, for
Trimithountos... captives and for their salvation,
Of let us pray to the Lord
Ton Agion Evdoxon the Holy and Glorious great
Megalomartiron Georgiou tou Martyrs: George the victorious, Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Tropeoforou, Dimitriou tou Demetrios the Myrrh0flowing, Iper tou risthine imas apo pasis PRIEST For our deliverance
from all
Mirovlitou, Theodorou tou Theodore Tyron and Theodore thlipseos, orgis, kindinou ke affliction, wrath, danger and
Tironos, Theodorou tou anangis, tou Kyriou deithomen
the General, Menas the Miracle0 necessity, let us pray to the
Stratilatou, Mina tou
Thavmtourgou, ke Ieromartirou worker, and the Hieromartyrs, Lord
Haralambos ke Eleftheriou... Charalambos and Eleftherios,
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
Ton Agion Evdoxon, Megalon Of the Holy, Glorious, Great
Martiron Theklas, Varvaras, Martyrs, Thekla, Barbara,

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Antilavou Soson, Eleison ke PRIESTHelp us, Save us, have Mercy Rise me ex ematon, O Theos, O Deliver me from blood0guiltiness,
Diafilaxon imas O Theos, ti Si upon us, and Preserve us, O Theos tis Sotirias mou. O God, Thou God of my
Hariti. God, by Thy Grace. Salvation:
Amin/Kyrie eleison PEOPLE Amen/Lord have mercy Agalliasete i glosou mou tin And my tongue shall extol Thy
Dikeosinin Sou.
✞ Tis Panagias, ahrantou, ipere PRIEST ✞ Commemorating our All
Justice.
vlogimenis, Endoxou Despinis Kyrie ta hili mou anixis, ke to O Lord, Thou wilt open my lips:
Holy, Pure, Most Blessed and stoma mou aanangeli tin enesin
imon Theotokou ke and my mouth shall declare
Aiparthenou Marias meta Glorious Lady, Theotokos Sou.
Thy praise.
panton ton Agion and Ever Virgin Mary, with all Oti i ithelisas thisian, edoxa an.
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke Thy Saints, let us commit Olokaftomata ouk evdoxisis. For if Thou had desired sacrifice, I
allilous ke pasan tin zoin imon ourselves and one another would indeed have given it:
Hristo to Theo parathometha. and our whole life to Christ with burnt offerings Thou wilt
our God. not be delighted.
Thisia to Theo, pnevma
A sacrifice to God is an afflicted
M AKE THE SIGN O F THE CRO SS & BO W DOWN TO GOD
sintetrimmenon. Kardian
sintetrimmenin ke spirit: a contrite and humbled
✞Si Kyrie PEOPLE✞ To Thee, O Lord! tetapinomenin O Theos ouk heart, O God Thou wilt not
Oti prepi si pasa Doxa, Timi ke PRIESTFor to Thee belong all Glory, exoudenosi. despise.
Proskinisis ✞ to Patri ke to Io ke Honour and Worship, ✞ to the Agathinon, Kyrie, en ti Evdokia Sou Deal favourably, O Lord, in Thy
to Agio Pnevmati nin ke ai ke is Father, and to the Son, and to tin Sion, ke ikodomithito ta tihi Good Will with Zion; that the
tous eonas ton eonon. the Holy Spirit, now and ever, Ierousalim. walls of Jerusalem may be built
and to the Ages of Ages. up.
Amin PEOPLE Amen Tote eudoisis Thisian Dieosinis, Then shalt Thou accept the
P s al m 1 17 / 1 18 Anaforan ke Olokaftomata. Sacrifice of Righteousness,
PRAISE
PRAI SE TO GOD FOR HIS EVERLASTING MERCY Oblations and Whole Burnt
Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has Offerings:
Evlogimenos O ergomenos en appeared to us. Blessed is He Tote aniisousin epi to thisiastirion
Then shall they lay calves upon
Onomati Kyriou! Who comes in the Name of the Sou moshous!
Thy Altar!
Lord!
Eleison me, O Theos! Have mercy on me, O God!
STIHOS 1: Exomologisthe to Kyrio, oti VERSE 1: Givethanks to the Lord,
agathos, oti is ton eona to eleos Hy mn s o f Div ine M e r cy
for He is Good; His Mercy
aftou! endures forever! ✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati Son, and to the Holy Spirit
Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has ✞Through the intercessions of the
Evlogimenos O ergomenos en appeared to us. Blessed is He ✞Tes ton Apostolon presvies, Apostles, O Merciful One, blot
Onomati Kyriou! Who comes in the Name of the eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton out the multitude of our
Lord! emon egklimaton. transgressions.
STIHOS 2:Panta ta ethni ekiklosan me, VERSE 2: All the nations surrounded Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
ke to Onomati Kyriou iminamin me, but in the Name of the eonon. Ages.
aftous. Lord I drove them back. Amin Amen
Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has ✞Tes tis Theotokou Presvies, ✞Through the Intercessions of the
Evlogimenos O ergomenos en Eleimon, exalipson ta plithi ton Theotokos, O Merciful One, blot
appeared to us. Blessed is He emon egklimaton.
Onomati Kyriou! Who comes in the Name of the out the multitude of our
Lord! transgressions.
STIHOS 3: Para Kyriou egeneto afti, ke VERSE 3: This is the Lord’s doing, Eleison me, O Theos, kata to Mega Have mercy upon me, O God, according to
esti thavmasti en ofthalmis Eleos Sou ke kata to plithos ton Thy Great Mercy; according to the
and it is marvellous in our iktirmon sou exalipson to
imon. multitude of Thy Mercies do away mine
eyes. anomima mou.
offences.

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Oti tin anomie mou ego my sin. For I know my iniquity, Theos Kyrios ke epefanen imin. The Lord is God, and has
ginosko, ke i amartia mou and my sin is always before Evlogimenos O ergomenos en appeared to us. Blessed is He
enopion mou esti diapantos.
me. Onomati Kyriou! Who comes in the Name of the
Si mono imarton, ke to poniron To Thee only have I sinned, and Lord!
enopion Sou epiisa. Opos an have done evil before Thee: A pol yti kio n o f t he E nt r a nce o f the T he oto ko s – Tone 4
dikeothis en tis logis Sou, ke that Thou mayest be justified Simeron tis evdokias Theou to Today is the prelude of the Good
nikisis en to krinesthe Se.
in Thy words, and mayest proimion, ke tis ton antrhropon Pleasure of God for mankind,
overcome when Thou art sotirias i prokirixis; en Nao tou and the Proclamation of our
judged. Theou, tranos i Parthenos Salvation; in the Temple of
diknite, ke ton Hriston tis pasi God, the Virgin is clearly
Idou gar en anomies sovelifthin, ke For behold I was conceived in prokatangellete. Afti ke imism, revealed, to all foretelling the
en amarties ekissise me i mitir iniquities; and in sins did my megalofonos voisomen: Here Coming of Christ. Wherefore,
mou. tis ikonomias, tou Ktistou i let us cry to her with a mighty
mother conceive me.
For ekplirosis. voice: Rejoice O Fulfilment of
Idou gar Alithian igapisas. Ta behold Thou hast loved
the Creator’s Dispensation.
adila ke ta krifia tis Sofias Sou Truth:5 the uncertain and
edilosas mi. hidden things of Thy Wisdom ✞ Doxa Patri, ke Io, ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati Son, and to the Holy Spirit
Thou hast made manifest to
me.
A pol yti kio n o f St C ath e rin e – T one 5
Rantiis me issopo, ke Thou shalt sprinkle me with Tin Panevfimon Nimfin Hristou The All Blessed Bride of Christ,
katharisthisome. hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: imnisomen, Aikaterinan tin let us extol in song: Catherine
Plinis thian ke poliouhon Sina, tin the Holy and Protector of
me, ke iper hiona Thou shalt wash me, and I shall be voithian imon ke antilipsin; oti Sinai, our assistance and
levkanthisome. made whiter than snow. efimose lambros, tous unfailing firm support; for
Akoutiis mi agalliasin ke To my hearing Thou shalt give joy kompsous ton asevon, tou she brilliantly muzzled the
Pnevmatos ti dinami; ke nin os ungodly, clever men, by the
evfrosinin, agaliasonte ostea and gladness: and the bones
Martis stefthisa, etite pasi to Power of the Spirit, and now,
tetapinomena. that have been humbled shall Mega Eleos. as a Crowned Martyr, she
rejoice. pleads for the Great Mercy
Apostrepson to Prosopon Sou apo Turn away Thy Face from my sins, for us all.
tin amartion mou, ke pasas tas
anomias mou exalipson.
and blot out all my iniquities. Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and unto the ages
eonon. of ages.
Kardian katharan ktison en emi, O Create a clean heart in me, O God:
Theos, ke pvevma evthes
Amin. Amen
and renew a right spirit within
egkenison en tis egkatis mou. A pol yti kio n o f t he E nt r a nce – T o ne 4
me.
Mi aporripsis me apo tou prosopou Cast me not away from Thy Face; Simeron tis evdokias Theou to Today is the prelude of the Good
proimion, ke tis ton antrhropon Pleasure of God for mankind,
Sou, ke to Pnevma Sou to Agion and take not Thy Holy Spirit
sotirias i prokirixis; en Nao tou and the Proclamation of our
mi antanelis ap emou. from me. Theou, tranos i Parthenos Salvation; in the Temple of
Apodos mi tin agalliasin tou Restore to me the joy of Thy diknite, ke ton Hriston tis pasi God, the Virgin is clearly
sotiriou Sou, ke pnevmati Salvation, and strengthen me prokatangellete. Afti ke imism, revealed, to all foretelling the
igemoniko stirixon me. megalofonos voisomen: Here Coming of Christ. Wherefore,
with a perfect spirit.
tis ikonomias, tou Ktistou i let us cry to her with a mighty
ekplirosis. voice: Rejoice O Fulfilment of
Didazo anomous tas odous Sou, ke I will teach the unjust Thy ways: the Creator’s Dispensation.
asevis epi se apistrepsousi. and the wicked shall be
converted to Thee.

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The Small Litany those who sell, and buy for
yourselves.” And while they
Eti ke eti, en Irini tou Kyriou PRIESTAgain, yet again, in Peace let went to buy, the Bridegroom
deithomen. us pray to the Lord
came, and those who were
Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy! ready went in with Him to the
Antilavou Soson, Eleison ke PRIEST Help us, save us, have Mercy wedding; and the door was
diafilaxon imas O Theos, ti Si on us, and preserve us, O God, shut.
Hariti. Afterward the other virgins came
by Thy Grace
also, saying, “Lord, Lord, open
Amin PEOPLE Amen
to us!” But He answered and
PRIEST ✞Calling to remembrance our
✞ Tis Panagias, ahrantou, ipere said, “Assuredly, I say to you, I
flogimenis, endoxou Despinis Most Holy, All Pure, Most do not know you.”
imon Theotokou ke Aiparthenou Blessed and Glorious Lady, Watch therefore, for you know
Marias meta panton ton Agion Theotokos and Ever Virgin neither the day nor the hour in
Mnimonefsantes, eaftous ke Maria, with all the Saints, let us which the Son of Man is
allilous ke pasan tin zoin imon entrust ourselves and one coming.
Hristo to Theo parathometha.
another and our whole life to ✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE✞Glory to Thee, O Lord:
Christ our God. Glory to Thee!
M AKE THE SIGN O F THE CRO SS & BO W DOWN Re s ur re ctio n P r aye r
✞Si Kyrie Anastasin Hristou theasameni, Having seen the Resurrection of
PEOPLE✞To Thee, O Lord! proskinisomen Agion Kyrion Christ, let us bow down before
PRIEST For Thine is the Dominion,
Isoun, ton monon the Holy Lord Jesus, the only
✞ Oti son to Kratos ke sou Estin i anamartiton. sinless One.
Vasilea, ke i Dinamis ke i Doxa Thine is the Kingdom and the
Ton Stavron Sou, Hriste, Thy Cross do we adore, O Christ,
✞ tou Patros, ke tou Iou, ke tou Power and the Glory ✞ of the proskinoumen ke tin Agian and Thy Holy Resurrection we
Agiou Pnevmatos, nin ke ai ke is Father, and of the Son, and of Sou Anastasin imnoumen ke laud and glorify: For Thou art
tous Eonas ton Eonon. the Holy Spirit, now and ever, doxazomen. Si gar is Theos our God, and we know none
imon, ektos Sou allon ouk other beside Thee. We call
and to the Ages of Ages. idamen, to Onoma Sou upon Thy Name.
Amin PEOPLE Amen Onomazomen.
Fi r st K at hi sm a o f St Cat he rine Defte pantes is Pisti O come, all ye Faithful, let us
Proskinisomen tin tou Hrisou adore Christ’s Holy
Courageously, Thou contested, O Agian Anastasin. Idou gar Resurrection. For behold,
Katherine, with bravery ilthe dia tou Stavrou hara en through the Cross is Joy come
olo to kosmo. into all the world.
confessing Christ God, O
Blessed Martyr; and thou
Diapantos evlongonntes ton Ever Blessing the Lord, let us sing
Kyrion imnoumen tin His Resurrection. For in that
rebuked the impious tyrant Anastasin aftou. Stavron gar He endured the Cross, He has
deranged with wrath; thou put ipominas di imas, thanato destroyed Death by death!
to shame the crew of vain thanaton olesen.
rhetoricians and thou ascended P s al m 5 0/ 51
THE PSALM OF REPENTANCE
unto the Heavenly Mansions;
hence do we Glorify Thee.
Eleison me, O Theos kata to mage Have Mercy on me, O God,
eleos Sou, ke kata to plithos ton according to Thy Great Mercy.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, iktrmon Sou exalipson to And according to the multitude
and to the Holy Spirit; both now anomima mou.
of Thy Tender Mercies blot out
and ever, and unto ages of ages.
my iniquity.
Amen. Epi plion plinon me apo tis
Wash me thoroughly from my
anomias mou, ke apo tis
amartias mou katharison me. iniquity, and cleanse me from

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First Kathisma of the Entry of the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary –
Ke iper tou kataxiothine imas tis PRIEST And that He will graciously Tone 1
akroaseos tou Agiou Evangeliou grant us to hear His Holy
Kyriou ton Theon imon Gospel, let us pray to the Lord.
Dikeon O Karpos, Ioakim ke tis The Nourisher of our Life, now an
iketevsomen. Annis, prosferete Theo, Iero en infant in body, the offspring of the
Kyrie Eleison [3] PEOPLE Lord have mercy [3] Agio, sarki nipiazousa, i trofos tis Just Joachim and Anna, is offered
Zois imon. In iilogisen, O Ieros
Sofia! Orthi! Akiousomen tou PRIEST Wisdom! Arise! Let us listen Zaharias. Taftin apantes, os tou
to God today in the Holy
Agiou Evangeliou to the Holy Gospel. Kyriou Mitera, Pistos Sanctuary. She was Blessed
Irini pasi! Peace be with you all. makarisomen. therein by the Priest Zacharias.
WWE BOW OUR HE AD S TO R ECEI VE THE PR IE ST ’ S BLE SSING
Therefore let us all, with Faith,
proclaim that she is Blessed, for
Ke to pnevmati sou PEOPLE And with thy spirit she is the Mother of our Lord.
Ek tou kata . . . A g i o u E v a n g e l i o u to PRIEST The Lesson is from the Holy Second Kathisma of St Katherine
anagnosma... Gospel according to St ... Katherine, learned and most wise,
Proshomen Let us attend the virgin modest and august,
✞ Doxa Si, Kyrie, Doxa Si! PEOPLE ✞ Glory to Thee,
O Lord:
being verily made strong with
Glory to Thee! the great Might and Strength of
Make The Sign Of The Cross & Bow To God In Gratitude Christ, entered into the stadium
And Worship – Before & After The Holy Gospel with rejoicing. She bravely cast
Gospel ...... down the savage tyrant king
(Headline) and the whole array of the
PRIEST: The Lord spoke this ungodly foes; and with a great
Parable: The Kingdom of voice she thus chanted with
Heaven shall be likened to ten jubilation unceasingly: Receive
virgins who took their lamps my spirit, O Christ my Savior,
and went out to meet the my Redeemer and Glory.
Bridegroom. Now five of them Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
were wise, and five were and to the Holy Spirit; both now
foolish. Those who were foolish and ever, and unto ages of ages.
took their lamps and took no Amen
oil with them, but the wise took Second Kathisma of the Entry of the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary
oil in their vessels with their
Pro sillipseos Agni, kathigiasthis Consecrated to God were Thee
lamps. But while the to Theo. Ke tehthisa epi gis, before Thou were conceived;
Bridegroom was delayed, they doron prosihthis nin afto, being born on earth, to Him
all slumbered and slept. And at apoplirousa patroan
Thou now art offered as a Gift,
midnight a cry was heard: epangelian. To thio de Nao, os
thios ontos Naos, ek vrefous O Pure One, filling the Promise
“Behold, the bridegroom is
coming; go out to meet him!” katharos, meta lampadon made by Thy parents. In purity
Then all those virgins arose and fedron, apodothisa ofthis returned to the Temple Divine
dohion, tou aprositou ke thiou and a Vessel of the Divine
trimmed their lamps. And the
Fotos. Megali ontos, i proodos Unapproachable Light. How
foolish said to the wise, “Give Sou, moni Theonimfe ke
us some of your oil, for our Aiparthene. truly great is Thy Sacred
lamps are going out.” But the Entrance, O Only Ever Virgin
wise answered, saying, “No, lest Bride of God.
there should not be enough for
us and you; but go rather to

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Third Kathismas of St Katherine Agio Pnevmati, pasa psihi zooute, Through the Holy Spirit is every
ke katharsi, ipsoute, soul quickened and exalted in
The Alexandrians’ city, bright and lambrinete, ti Triadiki Monadi, purity, and Illumined by the
Godly, on Thy remembrance Ierokrifios
Triune Unity in Mystic
keeps festival in gladness, O Holiness.
august Martyr Katherine,
Ke nin ke Ai ke is tous eonas ton Now and ever, and to the Ages of
honouring Thy contests, which eonon. Ages.
Thou endured courageously for Amin Amen
Christ God; and holding her
✞Agio Pnevmati, anavlizi ta tis ✞From the Holy Spirit do the
head up high, she cried to Thee: Haritos reithra, arthevonda, streams of Grace well forth;
O much0suffering virgin maid, apasan tin ktisin pros they irrigate everything
who in Celestial Abodes art Zoogonion.
created, so that Life can be
found with Thy Creator now, produced.
rejoice, O Martyr most P r oke i me no no f St K at he ri ne – To ne 4
marvelous.
Wondrous is God in His Saints. (2)
Glory to the Father, and to the
STICHOS: In the Saints that are in His
Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
both now and ever, and unto earth hath the Lord been
ages of ages. wondrous.

Amen. Wondrous is God in His Saints.
Third Kathisma of the Entry of the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary Small L it any
Tone (8) Plagal 4 Tou Kyriou deithomen PRIEST Let us pray to the Lord
Agalliastho O David O imno Exult, O David, the Composer of Kyrie Eleison PEOPLE Lord have mercy
grafos, ke horeveto Ioakim sin ti Divine Hymns; and dance for Oti Agios i, O Theos imon, ke en PRIEST For Holy art Thou, O our
Anni. Oti gonos Agios ex afton Joy, O Joachim, along with Agiis epanapavi, ke Si tin doxan God, Who rests in the Saints,
proilthe, Maria i fotoforos thia
Anna; for from You has come anapempomen to ✞ Patri, ke to and to Thee we ascribe Glory:
lampas, ke Heri iserhomeni en
forth a Most Holy Offspring – Io, ke to Agio Pnevmati, nin ke ✞ to the Father, and to the Son,
to Nao. In ke vlepon iilogisen, O
yes, Mary the Divine Lantern ai ke is tous eonas ton eonon.
Varahiou iios, ke heron and to the Holy Spirit, now and
anekravgze. Here Thavma bearing the Light. And as She ever, and to the Ages of Ages.
pagkosmion.. enters the Temple she rejoices. Amin PEOPLE Amen
As he saw her, the priestly son
P r ai se s t o Al mig hty G od
of Barachiah blessed her, and TH E CONG REGA TION M U ST STA ND
full of Joy he cried aloud: Pasa pnoi enesato ton Kyrion [2] Let everything that has breath
Rejoice, Wonder of all the praise the Lord. [2]
world! Enite ton Theon en tis Agiis
STIHOS 4
Praise ye God in His Saints.
VERSE:
- T he A nti ph on s – T on e 4
Fe st al A n ab at hmi Aftou, enite afton en steromati Praise Him in the firm
Ek neotitos mou, pola polemi me From my youth up many tis Dinameos Aftou. foundation of His Power.
pathi al aftos andilavou, ke passions have warred against Enesato pnoi ... Pasa ton Kyrion Let the Lord be praised ... by
soson, Sotir mou. [2] me. But do Thou succour and everything that has breath
save me, O Saviour. [2] The Ho ly Go s pe l
I misoundes Sion, eshinthite apo Those who hate Zion shall be put
THE PRIEST STANDS BEFORE THE HOLY ALTAR IN THE SANCTUARY.
tou Kyriou; os hortos gar, piri to confusion by the Lord; like ON SUNDAYS HE READS THE HOLY RESURRECTION GOSPEL AND THE EOTHINON AT THE HOLY
esesthe apexirameni. [2] grass in the fire shall they be ALTAR, BUT ON OTHER DAYS HE READS THE HOLY GOSPEL FOR THE FEAST FROM THE ROYAL
GATES [HOLY DOORS] FACING THE CONGREGATION.
withered up. [2]
✞ Doxa Patri ke Io ke Agio ✞ Glory to the Father, and to the
Pnevmati. Son, and to the Holy Spirit 4
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